Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) in Pitas with Tzatziki

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) in Pitas with Tzatziki

Having seen this recipe for Greek Meatballs I just had to try it. Meatballs with dill, lemon and feta... They just have to be amazing! They are great by themselves, but toss them in a lightly toasted Greek style pita with some tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki and they are even better.

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) in Pitas with Tzatziki

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) in Pitas with Tzatziki

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb or beef or pork etc.
  • 1 slice of bread (pulsed in a food processor)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lemon (zest only)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or mint (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled, optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • * greek style pitas
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup Tzatziki sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Saute the onions until tender.
  3. Add the garlic and remove from heat.
  4. Mix everything in a bowl.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls.
  6. Brown the meatballs in a pan. (About 8-10 minutes.)
  7. Lightly toast the pita in a pan.
  8. Place the meatballs, tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce in the pita and enjoy.


TheRoosterChick said...

I've never tried Greek Meatballs before, but I love meatballs and the combination of flavors sounds delish.

Coniqua said...

I tried the kebab wrapped in eggplant recipe the other night, and had a generous amount of meat filling left over after making my eggplant packages. I ended up making meatball pitas just like these with the additional meat. They were quite tasty.

nlgibson said...

I would like to see you try exohiko on here.

Are you married?

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